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New York Times, Friday, November 22, 2019

Animals whose name is derived from the Latin for "little thief"

Author:
Emily Carroll
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Emily Carroll

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Carroll.
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© 2019, The New York Times11/22/19 ( No. 25,581 )

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Slice, for one : SODAPOP
8
Where to find free spirits : OPENBAR
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Be cautious : USECARE
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Half of a former sitcom duo : LAVERNE
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Part of a militaristic "Star Trek" race : ROMULAN
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Social position : STATION
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German automaker : OPEL
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Existed : BEEN
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Big export of Myanmar : TIN
22
Summa cum laude spoiler : BPLUS
24
They might make waves : FANS
25
Numismatist's rating : FINE
26
Sports reporter Andrews : ERIN
27
Paul McCartney and Elton John : SIRS
28
Supports for a naval expedition : MASTS
29
Opaque : NOTCLEAR
31
Item worn diagonally : SASH
32
Romantic gray area : SITUATIONSHIP
35
What most pop-ups are : OUTS
36
Restaurant listings are often organized by them : CUISINES
38
Horror, e.g. : GENRE
40
Bad thing on a record : WARP
41
You might get your mitts on this : OVEN
42
Renaissance Faire descriptor : OLDE
43
Subtle signals : NODS
44
Traffic jam : SNARL
45
Tribute of a sort : ODE
46
The stuff of legends : LORE
47
Bad things on records, for short : DUIS
48
Animals whose name is derived from the Latin for "little thief" : FERRETS
50
Having a bad trip, perhaps : CARSICK
53
Mouse hole? : USBPORT
54
"Almost finished!" : ONETOGO
55
Foils : STYMIES
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"Ghostbusters" co-star Rick : MORANIS
Down
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Big ___ : SUR
2
Attraction at un zoológico : OSO
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Smashing good time : DEMOLITIONDERBY
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Some needlework : ACUPUNCTURE
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Hardly measures up : PALES
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Spoken : ORAL
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Pig's place : PEN
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Mary-Kate and Ashley : OLSENS
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Spreads out on the table : PATES
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Broadway's "Dear ___ Hansen" : EVAN
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Get in the end : NET
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1960s cultural phenomenon : BRITISHINVASION
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Apply oil to : ANOINT
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City in NW France : RENNES
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Block off : BARRICADE
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Big ___ : BEN
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All those in favor : PROS
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Maserati's parent company : FIAT
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Many a Vogue subscriber : FASHIONISTA
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Some of them are described as red and yellow, but not orange : SEAS
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Midnight ___ : MASS
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Troubadour's accompaniment : LUTE
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Classic editing room sound : SNIP
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Not just for me : OURS
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Equal : PEER
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"Black Jeopardy!" show, for short : SNL
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Stupid person, in slang : GOOFUS
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First in line : ELDEST
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Razzie Award winners : WORSTS
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Dame lead-in : NOTRE
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Having fewer reservations : SURER
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Sainted fifth-century pope who met with Attila the Hun : LEOI
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Actor Paul of "There Will Be Blood" : DANO
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45 or 78, for short : RPM
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Dot follower : COM
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Pixar specialty, in brief : CGI
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Some M.M.A. victories : KOS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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